Beckford grabs treble in Leeds win

Jermaine Beckford scored a hat-trick as Leeds eased to a 5-2 win over Northampton in their FA Cup replay on Monday night.

Last Updated: 17/11/08 at 22:21 Post Comment

Beckford: Scored a hat-trick at Northampton

Beckford: Scored a hat-trick at Northampton

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Beckford had remarkably gone seven games without a goal prior to Monday's first-round replay, but he ended that spell with a blistering hat-trick at Sixfields.

The Whites now tackle Blue Square Premier outfit Histon in the second round of the competition following their surprise 1-0 success over Swindon.

Fleet-footed striker Beckford opened his account on 13 minutes after volleying home superbly when David Prutton flicked on Lubomir Michalik's long-ball.

Leeds doubled their advantage when Jonathan Howson's drive was deflected past Northampton keeper Frank Fielding by his own defender Mark Hughes.

Fielding's mistake from Ben Parker's long-range drive put Leeds 3-0 up, but the home side responded with Jason Crowe pulling one back to give the home fans hope.

However, the visitors restored their three-goal cushion before the break when Beckford got the better of Hughes before sending a delightful right-footed curler past Fielding and in off the far post.

The former Wealdstone United striker secured his hat-trick with 55 minutes played when he latched onto Neil Kilkenny's through-ball to slide the ball past Fielding.

Northampton ended the match on a positive note when Crowe was perfectly placed to nod home Liam Dolman's flick-on, but it was nothing more than a consolation.

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